Greater Together Manchester

Greater Together Manchester

At a glance


  • Housing and homelessness
  • Local / community
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Voluntary sector support

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Geographical remit: 


Greater Together Manchester supports people living in poverty and those organisations and groups looking to help them. 

Greater Together Manchester aims to provide leadership and support for anti-poverty work across Greater Manchester and Rossendale. Greater Together Manchester is part of the Together Network, an England wide initiative (funded by CUF) to enhance and develop the work of communities and to share best practice and experience across the country.

GTM aims to develop a coherency between organisations tackling poverty, building relationships with relevant partners across the private, public, faith and third sectors in order to provide relevant and practical advice and support to projects, encouraging coordination and partnership working.

Our overall aim is to have some kind of network of grassroot, coordinated responses to poverty in every locality, designed to address the specific needs of each community, that can offer practical support, advice, signposting and compassion as well as adapt quickly and efficiently to changing contexts.


Greater Together Manchester offers support to small community groups and organisations looking to address poverty and deprivation in their local area. 

We also work to offer some infrastructure support for small community groups, networking organisations and building connections between different pieces of work. 

Greater Together Manchester currently runs a Winter Night Shelter project, providing 27 beds per night to men who would otherwise be sleeping rough on the streets of Manchester. We work closely with other organisations (as part of both the Manchester Homelessness Partnership and the GM Homeless Action Network) to offer a coordinated and joined up response to homelessness across Greater Manchester. 

We coordinate the Places of Welcome network for Greater Manchester, supporting new organisations to become a Place of Welcome and offering ongoing advice and support to existing Places of Welcome. 

We deliver the Near Neighbours programme across Greater Manchester, supporting grassroot community groups to run activities that bring people from different backgrounds together to break down barriers and to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people in their community.

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